2-2. You’re not really excited


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am not really thirsty.
  • He is not really generous.
  • We are not really excited about it.
  • I don’t really care.
  • She doesn’t really like Perry.
  • They don’t really talk to us.
  • I wasn’t really happy yesterday.
  • We were not really mad at him.
  • They didn’t really work last week.
  • I didn’t really try hard.
  • I am not really busy.
  • I am not really sad.
  • You are not really cute.
  • He is not really popular.
  • We are not really happy.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
thirsty (adj) having an uncomfortable feeling because you need something to drink
e.g. I was not really thirsty but I had some water anyways.
generous (adj) showing kindness and concern for others
e.g. She was not really generous, she wouldn’t help us. 
perfect (adj) being entirely without fault or defect
e.g. That does not look really perfect, you need to fix it. 
mad (adj) very angry
e.g. Are you really mad at me? 
popular (adj) liked or enjoyed by many people
e.g. He is not really popular at school.
terrible (adj) extremely bad
e.g. This food is not really that terrible
exhausted (adj) to tire extremely or completely
e.g. I’m not really that exhausted but I want to sit down. 
hungry (adj) suffering because of a lack of food : greatly affected by hunger
e.g. I’m not really hungry but I still want to eat this sandwich. 
heavy (adj) having great weight : difficult to lift or move
e.g. The suitcase is not really that heavy
clean (adj) free from dirt or pollution
e.g. This table does not look really clean


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. really / he / popular / is / not / .
    2. each / don’t / see / we / other / really / .
    3. nervous / I / really / wasn’t / .
    4. help / didn’t / really / I / them / .
    5. didn’t / they / yesterday / really / practice / .
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I don’t really study hardly.
    2. He weren’t really fast.
    3. She don’t really work hard.
    4. I didn’t really eating.
    5. We didn’t really needed his help.
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What is not really fun to do? (use “not really”) 
    2. You have to eat dog food for dinner, what do you say? (use “not really”)  
    3. What is not really scary? (use “not really”) 
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph.
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. What do we mean when we say, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”?
    3. What are some rules you have to follow at home?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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